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  1. PSY 312 • Outline for today • A bit about me • Go over syllabus • Introduction to the course….

  2. Brain and Behavior - PSY 312 • Other terms: • psychobiology • biopsychology • behavioral neuroscience • physiological psychology

  3. Sub Areas within Behavioral Neuroscience • Psychopharmacology • studies drugs and behavior • Psychoneuroendocrinology • studies hormones and behavior • Psychoneuroimmunology • studies immune system and environment and behavior • Cognitive Neuroscience • studies looking at how brain works

  4. Brief History • Ancient Egyptians • preserved intestines, livers and other internal organs of their leaders • Assyrians (ancient tribes of Israel) • liver • Hippocrates • brain

  5. Why do psychologists need to study biology and the brain? • mind vsbrain • Descarte – french philosopher • physical matter vs soul • body vs soul • brain vs soul

  6. What is your definition of mind?

  7. Two views (extreme perhaps) • Dualism - mind and body (brain) are separate

  8. Two views (extreme perhaps) • Dualism - mind and body (brain) are separate • Monism - mind and body (brain) are same; reality consists of unified whole mind is the working of brain and nervous system (neurons firing)

  9. Symptoms………. Trouble sleeping loss of appetite feels sad and cries a lot

  10. Symptoms………. Blinding headache lapses of consciousness seizures or epilepsy

  11. Symptoms………. Blinding headache lapses of consciousness seizures or epilepsy Trouble sleeping loss of appetite feels sad and cries a lot

  12. Jeffrey Dahmer • Psychological perspectives on violent or unusual behavior

  13. Perspectives to Explain behavior • Clinical • Personality • Social Psychology

  14. Questions a behavioral neuroscientist might ask?

  15. Some Case Studies • Phineas Gage -

  16. Charles Whitman 1966- University of Texas - killed 14 people and injured dozens more in a little over 90 min Explanations:

  17. Some ways to consider things from a behavioral neuroscience perspective • physiological explanations • developmental or ontogenetic emergence of a behavior • evolutionary or functional explanations

  18. Mysteries of the Human Brain

  19. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/38721185#42912922